🔮 Our 2022 Predictions Scorecard, Pick-Up Lines From ChatGPT, 'The Volume' & More

In our annual Predictions Scorecard episode, the Ricks revisit their big predictions for the year—what they got right, what they got ridiculously wrong, in the worlds of marketing, media, tech and pop culture. Plus: Cuffing Season pick-up lines generated by ChatGPT, Netflix's "1899" cranks up "The Volume," and a whole lot more. From December 28, 2022. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📖 Rick M sends Rick W a "Die Hard" children's holiday gift book (at 1-min 57-sec)
🎬 "1899" on Netflix cranks up "The Volume" (at 3:25)
🦶🏼 Rick M's predictions about a Lotrimin-branded NFT (at 5:00)
📺 Overly-optimistic about box office, but nailing streaming(at 5:48)
🏢 Mixed results on predictions for the hybrid workforce (at 7:37)
📈 Adding a "D" for "Democracy" to ESG Funds? Not yet (at 9:46)
🦠 "What Covid?" by Summer & return to lockdowns by Fall? (at 10:50)
0️⃣ Nailing the # of Tesla Cybertrucks delivered in 2022 (at 12:36)
🌐 Metaverse: Boom time or empty & sad virtual worlds? (at 13:37)
🤖 ChatGPT's best pick-up lines come with warnings (at 17:35)
🤬 Survey says: "The gift that keeps on grating" (at 19:52)
🏈 Look who's advertising in Super Bowl LVII (at 20:48)

Approx. 22 minutes and 20 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎁 Hottest-But-Hardest-to-Get Tech Gifts For Holiday 2022

🎅🏼 In a new Rick & Quick episode, the Ricks reveal their annual list of the hottest but hardest-to-get tech gifts for Holiday 2022. For the first time ever, a previous year's winner has returned to what is widely seen as the ultimate barometer of global holiday zeitgeist. Please accept our apologies in advance. From December 14, 2022. 

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⛄️ IN THIS EPISODE:

The 3️⃣ Hottest But Hardest to Get Tech Gifts for Holiday 2022:

🛻 #3: The gift described as "game-changing," "shatterproof," and "coming soon" continues to prove it isn't.

🐦 #2: Two nifty ways to kill one little blue bird.

🤓 #1: A lightweight headset that could give Meta Quest Pro a run for the money—at a fraction of the cost.

Approx. 3-minutes and 38-seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎨 Nestlé Milks AI, Disney+ Marvels With AR, Plus: Holiday '22 Ecommerce Projections

🎙 Are the "4 P's of Marketing" due for an upgrade? Compound V from "The Boys" becomes a real-life energy drink. Nestlé uses AI to expand Vermeer's classic painting, "The Milk Maid." Brie Larson aims to marvel us with a cool new AR experience, and more.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🍿 Wesley Snipes is fangs-up over the new "Blade" movie series (at 1 min, 07 sec)
🦇 Ready for a "Batman 4" starring Christian Bale? DC fans weigh in (at 2:09)
🦸🏻‍♂️ Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in "Deadpool 3," and everybody's here for it (at 3:15)
🎨 Nestlé uses AI-generated art to augment Vermeer's "The Milk Maid" (at 5:39)
🏋🏼‍♂️ Super powers on-tap? Compound V from "The Boys" is a new energy drink (at 8:06)
👁"Remembering" AR: Brie Larson is here to marvel us (at 9:12)
🛒 Is it time for the "4 P's of Marketing" to get a fifth "P"? (at 11:58)
🎅🏼 Up, down, or ?: Deloitte predicts Holiday 2022 retail & ecommerce sales (at 14:18)
👟 Just Do It: Nike races into the metaverse and "phygital" commerce (at 16:11)
🤨 Morning Consult: Moviegoers love the metaverse; most consumers have never heard of it (at 18:12)

Approx. 20 minutes, 04 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


☀️ Vecna Scares Scooby, Lays Fingertip Washing Machine, Hasbro Selfie Action Figures & More

⛱ It's an End-of-Summer Spectacular as the Ricks talk Voodoo Ranger Beer's big punk out, Lays potato-chip-fingers washing machine, the social media sensation who offered $50K to help him find a job—plus Loaded Questions and a whole lot more. From August 26.

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IN THIS EPISODE

😎 Rick Wootten mourns Summer's end, but looks forward to Halloween (at 1 min, 14 sec)
✈️ The Ricks revisit Portland & Eugene, OR—and apologize for California (at 1:38)
🦸🏻‍♂️ 5 group cosplays we should have seen at Comic-Con this summer, but didn't (at 5:08)
🤹🏼‍♂️ Dr. Strange and the Full House of Foolery (at 6:02)
🦴 Zoinks: The Mystery Machine becomes a bloody mess (at 6:13)
🎸 Green queen chews on some heavy metal (at 6:28)
💈 The Flowbee'd one seeks the Fifth Element (at 6:33)
📺 Forget Captain Carter—here's a real blast from the past (at 6:45)
🍿 "Batgirl" begins a new round of aggravating scheduling changes at Warner Bros. (at 7:23)
🧨 Hasbro's Selfie Action Figures put your face on GI Joe, Marvel Heroes & More (at 10:16)
💦 Betcha can't wash just one: Lays' new washing machine cleans greasy fingertips (at 11:15)
💋 Lip-smackin': Applebee's serves up Spicy Chicken Wing-flavored Lip Gloss (really) (at 12:23)
🍺 Voodoo Ranger Beer punks California's wine country—generating boffo publicity (at 13:27)
👨🏽‍💻 Dude becomes a social media phenom by tricking people into boosting engagement (at 15:22)
🌭 Oscar Mayer has something for you to suck on during the Dog Days of Summer (at 17:54)
🦚 Broadcast bust? NBC is reportedly considering the once unthinkable (at 19:12)
🍜 Pot Noodles wants you to know that it's no longer crap (at 21:08)

Approx. 23 minutes, 15 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


😎 Thor Hearts Geico, Oscar Mayer Bacon Goes Scratch & Sniff, Best Times To Post To Social

The Mighty Thor is back—with love, thunder, and Geico Insurance. Oscar Mayer wants you to scratch and sniff the bacon. Plus: Best times to post to social media for global engagement, Loaded Questions and a whole lot more. From July 8.

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IN THIS EPISODE

⛱ The Ricks relive Laguna Beach memories (at 1 min, 8-seconds)
🍿 Hammer Time: Thor is kicking serious Asgard while locking eyes with Star Lord (at 2:57)
🦎 The Thors Next Door: The space Viking pitches Geico, California Almonds & more (at 6:02)
🥓 Oscar Mayer is out with a scratch & sniff bacon ad complete with grease stains (at 8:00)
🍨 Netflix's "Love & Gelato" has some travel tips for Americans visiting Italy (at 10:25)
🍔 Brands have fun with the British PM's announcement that he'll step down (at 12:08)
🔑 Tesla Model S and Model X will no longer come with a key item (at 13:)
⏰ Best times to post to social media for global engagement (at 15:20)

Approx. 17 minutes, 54 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🍕 Ghosted Grub—The Food Is Real, The Restaurant Is Not

🥘 It's a trend that keeps giving us plenty to chew on. But are "ghost restaurants," sometimes called "cloud kitchens," really a tasty idea? Or is it half-baked branding at its worst? The Ricks give you the dish. From July 4. 

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Approx. 5 minutes, 41 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.v


🤖 Westworld Returns, Ordering Dominos Pizza By Telekinesis, Velveeta Nail Polish & More

Marketing for Westworld 4, Stranger Things 4, and The Boys 3 goes experiential. A new Stranger Things app enables you to order Dominos Pizza using your mind. Coors wants you to chill out with ads that nobody can see, but everybody can feel. Plus: nail polish that smells like everybody's favorite cheese product, Loaded Questions, and a whole lot more! From June 13.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🎓 One kid through college, another getting close—Rick W is officially an adult (at 1 min, 6 seconds)
👿 From Vecna with Love: The Ricks talk "Stranger Things" Season 4 Vol. 1 (at 2:10)
📺 "Stranger" danger: Is Stranger Things Season 3 or 4 better? Are even or odd seasons best? (at 2:38)
🎤 A "Neverending" challenge: Rick M preps Rick W to get ready to sing "Up That Hill" (at 3:25)
💥 "The Boys" are back with plenty of gross-outs—including a penis mishap for the ages (at 4:47)
✈️ "Top Gun: Maverick" obliterates "The Batman"—just ask Rick M's 80-year-old mother (at 5:42)
🤠 "Westworld Season 4" arrives—as robots appear in NYC to promote the show (at 6:55)
🦖 "Jurassic World: Dominion": Will the Ricks review it? Will the even go and see it? (at 8:57)
🙃 "Stranger Things" 3D projection mapping sends the Empire State Building updisde down (at 9:45)
🍺 Coors Chilly Roofs: Activation goes green by reducing temps & hiding the advertising (at 11:40)
🧀 Nail polish that smells like Velveeta—can Nacho Cheese Doritos nail polish be far behind? (at 13:09)
🍕 Ordering Dominos Pizza with your mind—thanks to a "Stranger Things" telekinesis app (at 15:33)
🥤 Is this the summer of hard sodas? Jack and Coke in a Can sure hope so (at 17:22)
🥘 Applebee's "Fancy Like" campaign wins the Grand Effie 2022 (at 19:05)

Approx. 21 minutes, 31 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🥳 Super-Sized Season 4 Finale

Rick and Rick Season 4 Finale

It's time for an epic round of Loaded Questions as the Ricks celebrate their sensational season 4 finale. From Feb 13.

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IN THIS EPISODE

❓ Time flies when you're asking Loaded Questions (at 1 min)

🤬 Rick M. tries to make sense of his Season 4 pronunciation problems (at 02:01)

🔮 The Ricks' predictions are predictably bad when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers making it to the Super Bowl (at 03:20)

🤣 Rick M. loses his 💩 in a segment about the new ad campaign from Philips Laxatives (at 4:14)

🍿 Revisiting The Snyder Cut and whether it did justice to the "League" (at 06:12)

🤖 I only AI for you: pick-up lines created by AI...what could go wrong? (at 07:30)

📆 Revisiting our thoughts on the biggest marketing trend of 2021 (at 09:21)

🥤 Just how much we don't miss Pepsi's "The Mess We Miss" campaign (at 10:30) 

👻 Ghosting the future of restaurants, real or otherwise (at 11:27)

🐾 Enter: The Boston Dynamics robot-dog that pees beer into a cup on demand (at 13:04)

📕 Enhancing your vocabulary with new additions to Dictionary.com—including "oof," "yeet," and "zaddy" (at 13:54)

🤗 Quick clips, goofs, and gaffes from Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Rick and Rick Rule the World (at 15:36)

 

Approx. 34 minutes, 56 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🙌🏼 2022 Marketing Trends (Pt 2)

2022 Marketing Predictions Pt 2
The Ricks continue to talk trends in part two of our annual outlook for marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. Includes: Elon Musk's hair, COVID's on-again-off-again impact on marketing, the future of ESG funds, and more. From Feb 5.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⚡️ Our estimates on the number of Tesla Cybertrucks to be delivered in 2022 (at 36-seconds)
💈 The distraction Elon Musk has ready if he gets guff for Cyberstuck (at 1-min, 13-seconds)
😎 A summer respite from the pandemic—and what it means to marketers (at 2:38)
📈 The future of ESG funds and what it means to brand reputation and loyalty (at 5:36)

Approx. 10 min, 36 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🤯 America's Most Hated—and Most Trusted—Brands, Amazon Ring Drones & The Weiner Mobile Rides Again

The Ricks dive into conflicting studies on America's Most Trusted and Most Hated Brands and discuss what Pixar's "Inside Out" can tell us about CX. Amazon Ring Drones are pretty fly, but Tesla Bots may be gunning for them. And Lyft wants you to "fasten your 'meat belts'" and jump aboard the Weiner Mobile for your next rideshare. From Oct. 7, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🤖 Amazon's Ring Drones make the rounds—but what can "The Jetsons" tell us about what's next? (At :28-secs)

🌭 Fasten your "meat belts": The Weiner Mobiles are ready to roll—but will it pass mustard? (at 4:08)

🏆 Newsweek's (surprising) list of America's Most Trusted Brands for 2022 … (at 7:03)

🤬 … and what Pixar's "Inside Out" tells us about Twitter's (surprising) list of Most Hated Brands (at 9:32)

Approx. 13 minutes, 32 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.